Chlamydia test results
How accurate are chlamydia tests?
If the test is done correctly, chlamydia tests can be up to 100% effective at detecting Chlamydia, and false positive results are very uncommon.
To get your most accurate sample for the test, wait at least 14 days after potential exposure before doing your chlamydia test. Whether you are doing a urine sample or a swab test, make sure you have clean hands, and that the swab or sample tube does not touch any unclean surfaces. This may contaminate your sample and affect your result, which may mean you have to take the test again.
What does my result mean?
Tests will come back as ‘positive’ or ‘negative’. Positive means that you have chlamydia, negative means that no infection has been found. Whatever your result, your online doctor will then follow up with your next steps.
Sometimes, your doctor will tell you that your result has come back as ‘inconclusive’. This means that your result was not clear cut enough either way, so you will have to take another chlamydia test in the same way you did before.
What should I do after I get my results?
Our doctors will be in touch to give you your results. They will provide advice on your next steps, treatment, and whether you need to take a follow-up test to confirm your results.
We will always contact you discreetly via our encrypted patient account, and will never contact you with information about your diagnosis by text or email.
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